APPLETON, Wis. (June 21, 2023) – Valley Transit, the public transportation service in the Fox Cities, in partnership with Appleton Downtown and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, is proud to once again offer its Downtown Trolley, a unique way to explore the Appleton community this summer.

The Downtown Trolley has a longstanding history in Appleton. The first electric commercial streetcar in the world made its debut in Appleton on August 12, 1886, and ran through 1930. Now, the modern equivalent has become somewhat of a summer tradition, with the classic style trolley making 28 stops through downtown Appleton and along the Fox River Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 5:15 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:15 a.m. until 10:15 p.m.

“Valley Transit is committed to finding ways to support our communities. The Trolley offers a wonderful way for people to explore downtown and the riverfront during the summer months,” said Valley Transit general manager Ron McDonald. “People can park once, hop on the Trolley and take their time exploring what downtown Appleton has to offer.”

Notable destinations along the route include Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant, TrolleySquare/Pullmans, Eagle Flats, History Museum at the Castle, Atlas Science Center, Vulcan Heritage Park, Hearthstone Historic House Museum, the Trout Museum of Art, Houdini Plaza and The Building for Kids.